Designlife Award Gala

Designlife Award Gala

Designlife Award Gala 2017: April 22, 2017 at Angus Barn Pavilion

Congratulations to Dean Emeritus Marvin J. Malecha, FAIA, DPACSA, who was honored at the 2017 Designlife Award Gala on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Angus Barn Pavilion in Raleigh.

Marvin is recognized for his passion for teaching design thinking, his deft college administration, his remarkable penchant for collaborative outreach and for being a champion and spokesperson for all things design. His influence upon thousands of students, the design community and the region at large have created a ripple effect that will advance design for generations. Please read more about Malecha’s achievements as the dean at NC State Design.

Read more about the Designlife Award

Sponsor the Gala, a table, or make a donation to the Designlife Fund in celebration of Marvin Malecha and the NC State Designlife:

Download a PDF Pledge Form | Pledge Online

View the list of Gala Sponsors | Download Gala Invitation


Visit the College of Design’s flickr account for images from previous Designlife Award Galas!

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Previous Designlife Award Recipients

2016 – Charman Driver + Frank Thompson
2015 – Steve Schuster
2014 – Mitchell Silver
2013 – Clancy & Theys
2012 – Philip Freelon
2011 – William Ivey Long
2010 – Greg Hatem

2009 – Tom Darden
2008 – Jim Goodmon
2007 – Ann Goodnight
2006 – Lawrence Wheeler
2005 – Gail Lindsey*
2004 – Richard Curtis
2003 - Myrick Howard

2002 - Thomas Sayre
2001 - Betty Ray McCain
2000 - Mary Ann* and Samuel Scherr*
1999 - Harvey Gantt
1998 - George Matsumoto and Duncan Stuart*

* denotes deceased

Designlife Gala sponsorships will go to support the Designlife Fund within the NC State University Foundation.